For the second consecutive year, Round Rock ISD has been honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. The district is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada to earn this honor, which recognizes efforts and growth to the Advanced Placement (AP) program.
In a release, the district stated that, to be included on the 9th Annual Honor Roll, Round Rock ISD had to increase the number of students participating in Advanced Placement classes since 2016, while also improving or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of three or higher.
“The outstanding work of our teachers and staff continues to advance the opportunities and support available to our students in Round Rock ISD,” said Superintendent Steve Flores. “The value of expanding opportunities for every student is tremendous, and as our opportunities continue to grow, we see this as a great indicator of our ongoing success. We will continue to set the bar high for not only other school districts across the state and but the nation as well.”
Since 2016, the total number of AP students in Round Rock ISD has increased 20 percent, from 3722 to 4483, and the total number of AP students scoring at three or higher jumped 22 percent, from 6206 to 7600.
“Success in Advanced Placement is a combination of students’ motivation and the opportunities educators provide for them,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and Instruction at the College Board. “I’m inspired by the teachers and administrators in this District who have worked to clear a path for more students of all backgrounds to earn college credit during high school.”